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sermons tagged 'compassion'

Recognizing the Messiah

Matthew 14.34-36
Dec 24th 2017

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Christ, compassion, fringe, heal, hope, sick, summary, touch
healing, hope, Matthew

The Compassion of Our Christ

Matthew 12.15-21
May 21st 2017

In our passage today, Matthew continues his mission of revealing Jesus the Messiah to his lost family and friends. Like many today, they can get caught up in their religion, but completely miss the Christ.

Today's few verses serve as almost a summary statement, a...read >>

Christ, compassion, help, hope, Jesus, love, mercy, Messiah, patience, tender
compassion, hope, Matthew

The Blind Can See

Matthew 9.27-31
Nov 20th 2016

In Matthew 10, Jesus said, "Everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."

Have you acknowledged Jesus before men? Have you...read >>

authority, believe, blind, compassion, cry, faith, healing, hope, joy, mercy, Messiah, miracle, power, sight, Son of David
blindness, Matthew, miracles

She Will Live

Matthew 9.18-26
Nov 13th 2016

What sort of man is this?

In our passage today, Matthew continues to reveal his Messiah, their Messiah, our Lord & Christ. Who else has the words of life?

As He responds to John the Baptist's disciples, a synagogue ruler rushes upon Him, seeking hope for his dead...read >>

12 years, bleeding, blood, compassion, dead, disbelief, doubt, faith, hemorrhage, hope, kindness, laughter, mercy, mock, resurrection
hope, Matthew, miracles

Reclines With Sinners

Matthew 9.10-13
Oct 23rd 2016

In our last passage, the sinner/tax-collector named Matthew met the Son of Man named Jesus. Rather than reject him as so many rabbis had done before, Jesus called Matthew to follow Him: to become one of His apostles. Such grace... such Good News. Matthew couldn't...read >>

compassion, discipleship, doctors, forgiveness, friend, heal, mercy, sacrifice, sick, sin, transformation
disciple, forgiveness, Matthew

The Proof Is In The Healing

Matthew 8.1-4
Aug 28th 2016

Solitary confinement has got to be one of the most miserable living situations. Being quarantined, isolated, alone for any length of time wears out our lives.

God designed us as social creatures, needing, benefiting and enjoying life together.

The life of a leper,...read >>

compassion, healing, healing, hope, Jesus, leper, leprosy, love, mercy, Messiah, revelation, skin disease, touch
healing, hope, Matthew

Specks, Logs & Humility

Matthew 7.1-5
May 1st 2016

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compassion, help, hope, humility, judge, love, patience, pride, selfishness, sorrow, truth
judgement, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

What Does It Matter To Me?

Philippians 2.6-8
Sep 13th 2015

Last Sunday afternoon, after we looked at Jesus proclamation in Matthew 5.11-12 about the blessing of being persecuted for His sake, a brother testified about the persecution being endured by Christians in the middle east. Indeed, it is atrocious.

Currently there...read >>

compassion, crisis, discipleship, evangelism, Great Commission, hope, ministry, missions, prayer, refugee, Syria
persecution, prayer, suffering

Jesus of Nazareth

Matthew 2.19-23
Apr 19th 2015

His ways are not our ways. Just ask yourself, "Would I have written the Script like He did? God becomes man to save man from God... spends the majority of His life in a small hick-town, then the last three years being despised & rejected, ultimately to Roman...read >>

compassion, despised, humility, Jesus, mercy, Nazarene, Nazareth, prophecy, rejected
compassion, humility, Matthew

Testing for Change

Genesis 43
Nov 2nd 2014

Are you one who learns easily from your mistakes?

Pride is a beast. Even when we know we're dead wrong, we often argue our side as though we were right. Foolishness. Yet who of us hasn't done it?

Joseph & his eleven brothers will lead the 12 tribes of Israel....read >>

change, compassion, grace, sanctification, test, transformation, wisdom
Genesis 43, grace, sanctification

A Promise & An Impatient Pregnancy

Genesis 16
Jun 16th 2013

The page has turned, another chapter in the life of the father of faith. My how quickly things can change!

Sarai is tired of waiting, but who can blame her? It's been a long time since God's promise, and still no child. She, like we, took matters into her own hands...read >>

Abram, compassion, downcast, El Roi, Father's Day, fatherless, Hagar, poor, power, Sarai, the Angel of the Lord, understanding, woman at well, Word
Genesis 16, mercy, redemption

God's Messy Ministry of Mercy & Misery

Jonah 4
Oct 7th 2012

God's ministry is often messy. Rather than a nice and tidy salvation, when we look to Calvary, what do we see? A very bloody Son; holy, divine, yet crucified.

As His followers, we must learn not to box Him in, not to limit our understanding of what we think He can...read >>

compassion, David Mathis, Jonah 4, mercy, mess, misery, mission, sin
evangelism, Jonah, mission